Finding Researchers for Collaborative Scholarship

On a large campus like ours, we sometimes wonder if someone we don’t know is engaged in similar research right here on campus! Recently, I was asked to help find collaborators in Colorado for by a campus researcher.  There are two techniques that can further this search:

1)   The “Colorado PROFILES” search engine for biomedical research expertise and networking provides tools to help investigators and students find experts, potential collaborators or mentors, and to view past and present research networking of our investigators.   You can search by Keyword, Researcher name, Institution or department, and Faculty type

2)   A  PubMed search hedge for affiliated faculty helps narrow your search to researchers with interests similar to yours.   Type in yourtopic and then add the following search strategy:

(colorado[ad] OR colo[ad] OR aurora[ad] OR denver[ad] OR anschutz[ad] OR fitzsimons[ad] OR 80262[ad] OR 80011[ad] OR 80045[ad]) NOT (Boulder[ad] or Fort Collins[ad] or Colorado State University[ad] or Colorado School of Mines[ad] or Colorado Springs[ad])

So your search would look like this:

yourtopic and (colorado[ad] OR colo[ad] OR aurora[ad] OR denver[ad] OR anschutz[ad] OR fitzsimons[ad] OR 80262[ad] OR 80011[ad] OR 80045[ad]) NOT (Boulder[ad] or Fort Collins[ad] or Colorado State University[ad] or Colorado School of Mines[ad] or Colorado Springs[ad])

It’s not perfect and sometimes includes researchers that are not part of the Anschutz community, but it will get you closer to identifying the research of other faculty on our campus that intersects with your interests.

[Lynne M. Fox, Education Librarian]

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